Friday, April 18, 2014

Safely home!


Hallelujah :) For someone who feels that flying at 35,000 feet above sea level en masse is not a perfectly normal situation this was not what I wanted to see looking out from the airport terminal window (terminal.. seriously!) even less so from inside the plane.. oh la! and without any knockout medication :)


We shuddered and shook our way through three levels of turbulence before I dared to breath again.


Landing at Perth airport was bittersweet, happy to be home safely while already missing the newest member of the family ma belle petite granddaughter (hopefully show you a pic tomorrow).. I foresee many trips to Sydney in the future so I had better 'wo-man up' and get over the fear, any hints :) Easter weekend ahead, looking forward to catching up with all your news.. happy Good Friday, take care and stay safe...



35 comments:

  1. I presume that was in Sydney...looks terrible, I would be scared too. The weather has been quite good in Perth. Looking forward to meeting your new granddaughter Grace.

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  2. I am so excited for you and your new granddaughter!! Wonderful!! Those skies do look pretty scary!!! Glad you had a safe trip!! I'm really looking forward to the pics of the "little new one"!! Get some rest, take care and have a lovely, "safe on the ground" -- restful weekend!!!

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  3. All sounds and looks exciting! Good photos, BTW. Somehow I never get a window seat. :-(

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  4. I am excited for you. Glad you had a good visit to son, DIL and baby.

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  5. Super pictures!
    Safest form of travel in the world!
    Try the train next time.....

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  6. Love the paint job and logo on the tail. Glad your visit to new grandchild was a happy one!

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  7. Oh that is a bad sky. I must admit I have flown all over the world and I love every minute of it. Have never had a bad flight with turbulation, so I am the lucky one. The only thing that makes me crazy are the security things on the aeroports, but when I am in the sky, I am in heaven!

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  8. The visit made the scary part worthwhile, Grace. I'm not a great flyer either so I feel your pain!

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  9. I understand your feeling so well! Is there no train?? :o)
    The reason why you had to fly was worth of it !!

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  10. Sooo good to see Qantas again, so said they don´t fly Europe anymore... No ideas how to fight the fear, I have it, too - just have in mind whom you´re doing this for - yourself and your family - can´t wait to see a pic of the new family memeber, Gigi-Grace :-)

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  11. I would feel the same way as you when looking through the window. But it's always amazing how the situation turns once you're above the clouds. Getting through them is another thing though :)

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  12. Welcome back! Looking forward to the pics.

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  13. There she is! I know you had a great trip. I love flying but do hold my breath too from time to time :). Welcome home!! Wonderful shots, Grace.

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  14. Welcome back Mamie ! Love that first shot!

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  15. Congratulations on the grandchild Grace, and glad you got home safely.

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  16. Grace--are you a white-knuckle flier?

    Looking forward to seeing photos of the new addition!

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  17. You take great photos even on the plane!

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  18. Glad you are safely home and had a good visit. I am a nervous flyer too so those skies would have terrified me!

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  19. I love the first one. Happy Easter, dear Grace!

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  20. Great pics! I can understand the fear. My stomach always gets itself in knots. Having a window seat helps me - but farther away from the wing, please!

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  21. Glad you are safely landed Grace, but sorry you had to go through all of that! Am really looking forward to seeing your little one - such exciting times coming up for all of you! Joy x

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  22. Very dramatic skies, Grace! Welcome back!

    Yes, I would imagine there's too much ground between Perth and Sydney to drive for visits, so you're going to have to get used to flying.

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  23. Nice that you have returned safely, if a little dramatically. You didn't bring back a bottle of wine from Sydney?

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  24. Glad you had a safe trip.

    I for one hate commercial flying. It is like travelling in an over crowded cattle car. Give me my own plane and let me fly free and unobstructed -- even if there is turbulance.

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  25. Quantas...a great airline. Always try to get a seat near the middle of the plane , over the wing. Open up the little air vent above your seat. the cool air will keep you from getting clammy . Visit with someone. A great conversation will make the time pass.....or bring a book that is a page turner.....Pretend you are on a bus..I was a Stewardess...back when they were called that..Hope this helps.You could always remember who you are going to see Granny!.Janey

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  26. Welcome back Gracie, I did try to ring last night and the night before for a chat... but probably at the wrong time. SueC
    For those who suggest a train: it would take the Indian Pacific 4 days and cost almost 1800 dollars to travel from Perth to Sydney. Australia is almost as big as North America! The distance from Sydney to Perth is 3,276 km, 2,036 miles.So a 4.30 hr plane ride is the usual choice (also cheaper).

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  27. Long way to go from Perth to Sydney. I think flying is magical but each to their own taste.

    We saw a Qantas plane at the Dallas-Ft. Worth airport when we changed planes on our way home Tuesday. Long way to go from Oz.

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  28. So glad to see you are home safe and sound. Can't wait to see the baby photos!

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  29. These photos are really nice, and it's not just the joy in seeing a post from Perth again!

    Congratulations on your wonderful blessing, Dear


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

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  30. Hey, I'd do anything to see the grandkids! Welcome to the club.

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  31. welcome home!!! and my gosh, these pics are gorgeous! can't wait to see that baby!

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  32. Wonderfull configuration and layout.
    It starts in fine black and white shots, and then dramatic third shot!
    Last one is dreaming.
    My favorite is the third. Amazing sky is beatiful!!!

    PS; Thanks to visiting my blog.

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  33. Love the contrast between the on ground weather and the beautiful sunset while flying!!!
    Surrounding the plane and all others in the sky with us with Love, Light and God's protection has always worked for me!!!

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  34. The clouds and the man motoring round under the wings in the first photo create such a dramatic, surreal moment. A fascinating beautiful photo.

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